Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog October 17 - 21, 2022

about this workshop

In this class there will be three different projects. The first box is the “Drunken Box,” a sphericon. Hans will show samples and explain all the steps that have to be done. This box starts as an end grain thick wall ball box. When the box is done, students will make a cup chuck to change the position of the box; this will be side grain now. From the cup chuck, students will then make a squeeze chuck to hold the box on a very thin ring. In the end you will have a nice box and will have learned how to make two different chucks which you can use for all kinds of work in your workshop. The second project will be a box with a pierced through lid. This is a side grain box, made out of boxwood. Hans will explain how to make the parting tools and how to sharpen them. In addition, every student will make his or her own out-of-center chuck. How the chuck and the system works will be explained. Students will learn patience during this part of the workshop.

Once everyone is happy with the lid, they will begin to turn the bottom of the box. In the end all students will have a finished pierced box. The whole project is split up into small sections to make sure that everyone understands how to make this box. The third project is a standing oval box. Students will start with a sphere shape, hollow it out, turn something away and replace the missing material with a different kind of wood. In the end students will turn this sphere flat from both sides. The result will be a box with wonderful floating lines between lid and bottom. And again, with the small step-by-step system, everyone will be successful and will have three really nice boxes at the end of the week.

Unique Instructor Hans Weissflog

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$895 tuition + $60 materials

Key Points:
*How to use and sharpen the small parting tool
*How to make an out-of-center chuck
*How to sand the small rings
*Precise turning tricks
*How to use a sphere shape to create more form
*How to turn a two-cup chuck and a squeeze chuck
*How to use a 3/8″ gouge
*How to turn a piece around different centers

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog October 17 - 21, 2022


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